With all the recent concerns we have learned just how valuable our nurses are. We throw around the term hero, using it pretty loosely anymore, but the nursing profession is truly filled with heroes that save lives. The day was created in 1953 by Dorothy Sutherland, an employee of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in the United States. And though it did not become a national holiday, it has been celebrated ever since then. There are several nurse days, weeks, and celebrations during the year, both National and International, and our health care providers deserve every one of them.
How to celebrate – Thank any nurses you know for their work. Take a nurse to lunch. Give to charities that support nurses.